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5 Rubles Architectural Monuments of Ancient Merv (Republic of Turkmenistan)

Features

Country Russia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1993
Value 5 Rubles (5 RUR)
Currency Ruble (1991-1997)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 19.4 g
Diameter 35.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References Y# 339
Modern World Coins & Current Coins of the World
by Richard S. Yeoman
(Whitman Publishing)

Commemorative issue

Architectural Monuments of Ancient Merv (Republic of Turkmenistan)

Obverse

In the center - the inscription in two lines "5 РУБЛЕЙ" (5 RUBLES), to the left and to the right - a laurel and an oak branch, under the word "РУБЛЕЙ" (RUBLES) in the center of a broken line - the mint trademark, below - the date "1993". The inscriptions along the rim framed by a circle of dots: at the top — "ТУРКМЕНИСТАН" (TURKMENISTAN), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).

Lettering:
ТУРКМЕНИСТАН
5
РУБЛЕЙ
ЛМД
1993
БАНК РОССИИ

Translation:
TURKMENISTAN
5
RUBLES
LMD
1993
BANK OF RUSSIA

Engraver: A.V. Baklanov, L.S. Kamshilov

Reverse

Architectural monuments of ancient Merv, the inscription at the top along the rim: "МЕРВ" (MERV), below inscribed in two lines and encircled with a decorative border - the date "2500 ЛЕТ" (2500 YEARS), in the lower part - the inscription - "ТУРКМЕНИСТАН" (TURKMENISTAN) and an element of the design.

Lettering:
МЕРВ
2500 ЛЕТ
ТУРКМЕНИСТАН

Translation:
MERV
2500 YEARS
TURKMENISTAN

Engraver: A.V. Baklanov, L.S. Kamshilov

Edge

Two incised inscriptions ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ (FIVE RUBLES), separated by two asterisks.

Lettering: ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ * ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ *

Translation: FIVE RUBLES * FIVE RUBLES *

Comments

Founded many centuries ago, ancient Merv is located in Turkmenistan. The oldest fortified township was built 2,500 years ago. At present Merv is a group of picturesque archeological sites surrounded by fortress-walls and ruins of fortifications, and feudal palaces, mosques and mausoleums.

Date of issue: 19.10.1993  Catalogue №: 5012-0003

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1993 ЛМД 150,000 BU; Leningrad Mint
1993 ЛМД 350,000 Proof-like; Leningrad Mint

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